When people think about science and technology, many don’t think about the cereal they are eating for breakfast or the canola oil that is a staple in their cupboard. Yet, science and technology is a driving force behind sustainable agriculture.

Take a short twenty minute drive northwest of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and you’ll find EMILI’s Innovation Farms Powered by AgExpert. At first glance, it looks like an unassuming plot of land similar to thousands of family farms that dot the prairies. However, it is the largest broad-acre smart farm in Canada, with 5,500 fully-sensored acres. The farm works with innovators across industry and academia to develop deep viable solutions to the diverse agronomic and technological constraints and opportunities farmers face, such as irregular weather due to climate change and limited broadband in rural areas.

Read our latest blog post on the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada website to learn more.